New Castle Man Wounded by Gunfire in Pine Valley Apartments

The New Castle County Police are currently investigating the shooting of a 40-year-old man that occurred in Pine Valley Apartments.

New Castle, Del.-19720 On Thursday (April 28) evening, New Castle County Police were called to the 500 block of S. DuPont Highway in reference to a man shot.

Officers arrived to find the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper extremity.  The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was sitting on the front steps of an apartment building when he was approached by two unknown suspects.  The victim reported the suspects then fired multiple shots striking the victim.

He was transported to the Christiana Medical Center for his injuries.

The New Castle County Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact the New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573.2800.

Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

 

COUNTY POLICE INVESTIGATE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING, PHILADELPHIA PIKE-UPDATE

The New Castle County Police continue to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred in the area of Philadelphia Pike and Washington Street Extension.

Through interviews and ballistic evidence recovered in the area of St. Helena’s Church, County Police detectives have determined that Keith Price not only pointed a handgun at the pursuing officer, but also fired one bullet at the officer.  The actions of Price prompted the officer to return fire, subsequently striking and killing Price.  The officer was not struck by gunfire during the incident.

The New Castle County Police Professional Standards Unit and the Delaware Department of Justice Office of Civil rights and Public Trust continue to investigate this incident.

Update to Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting- Philadelphia Pike

Home Damaged by Gunfire in Buena Vista

The New Castle County Police are currently investigating a shooting that damaged a home and a car in the community of Buena Vista.

On Monday (April 25) at approximately 9:55 p.m., New Castle County Police responded to the unit block of Liborio Lane in reference to a shots fired complaint.  Officers arrived to find the front of the home damaged with projectiles.  Upon further investigation, officers noted the projectiles traveled through windows on the first and second floors and came to a rest in the dining room and a second floor bedroom.  A car parked in front of a home nearby was also damaged by the gunfire.

The occupants of the home were uninjured.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation and/or surveillance video of the area, please contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

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Colonel Bond Promotes Captain Quinton Watson to the Rank of Lt. Colonel

Earlier today, Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr. promoted Captain Quinton L. Watson, a 29-year veteran, to the rank of Lt. Colonel.

Lt. Colonel Quinton L. Watson began his career with the New Castle County Division of Police on October 12, 1987.  He was assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division as an officer until his transfer to the Criminal Investigation Unit in 1992.  During the next eight (8) years, Lt. Col. Watson was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Unit as a detective in the Drug Control Squad and the Crimes against Persons Squad.  He remained in the unit after his promotion to Sergeant in 1998 where he supervised the Crimes against Persons Squad.  Lt. Col. Watson was later promoted to Lieutenant in 2000 where he commanded the Criminal Investigation Unit.

He was later assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division where he commanded Patrol Squad C until his promotion to Captain in 2003.

Lt. Col. Watson has commanded the Crime Analysis Unit, Professional Development Unit, Criminal Investigation Unit, Crisis Negotiation Team, Special Operations Section and the Professional Standards Unit.

A promotional ceremony will be held at a later date.

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Update with Arrest to Police Investigate Shooting- Edgemoor

New Castle County Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy for the April 16 shooting of a 15-year-old boy in the community of Edgemoor.

(Wilmington, Del. – 19809) Detectives with the Major Crimes Squad have arrested a 13-year-old Edgemoor resident for the shooting of a 15-year-old.  Through the investigation, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the 13-year-old on April 19 and contacted his family.  The 13-year-old turned himself in to police yesterday (April 20).

The 15-year-old victim has been released from the hospital.

“I am deeply disturbed by all incidents of gun violence,” said Colonel Vaughn Bond Jr, chief of police. “However, this particular incident is especially concerning since the defendant is a 13 year old child. I hope this will serve as a wakeup call to all adults that we have a responsibility to do more to reach and teach our children.  They have to learn that any violence, especially gun violence, is not an acceptable solution to conflict.”

The 13-year-old was charged with first-degree assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a handgun by a juvenile and two counts of first-degree reckless endangering.  He was arraigned and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center after failing to post $35,000 secured bail.

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Crime Alert-Thefts from Vehicles Dartmouth Woods, Brandon, Channin, and Brandywood

Officers responded to multiple thefts from motor vehicles in the communities of Dartmouth Woods, Brandon, Channin and Brandywood.

Officers learned all of the vehicles were left unsecured during the overnight hours and unknown suspect(s) entered the vehicles removing miscellaneous items.

A victim did report a burglary to the garage of their home in the 2500 block of Dartmouth Woods during the same time frame.

Residents are reminded to “PARK SMART” by locking car doors, removing valuables and keys.

If you have any information, please contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

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Update to Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting- Philadelphia Pike

New Castle County Police continue to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred in the area of Philadelphia Pike and Washington Street Extension.

Yesterday (April 19) just after 2:00p.m., detectives from the Special Investigations Squad (SIS) were assigned to locate and arrest Keith Price, 21, of Wilmington.  Major Crimes Squad detectives identified Keith Price as the suspected shooter in the April 9th shooting on Lambson Lane and obtained first-degree attempted murder warrants for his arrest.

SIS Detectives located Keith Price, alone, driving a green Honda Civic in the City of Wilmington.  Detectives called for County uniformed patrol officers in fully-marked patrol vehicles to assist with a vehicle stop of Keith Price.  Police officers, utilizing fully-marked patrol vehicles, attempted to stop Keith Price in the area of 24th St and Market St.  Officers exited their vehicles and gave Keith Price commands in an attempt to arrest him.  Keith Price refused to comply with officers’ commands and instead drove his vehicle towards the officers, which resulted in an officer firing their departmentally issued handgun at Keith PriceKeith Price continued to ignore commands and crashed his vehicle into a fully-marked police vehicle before driving from the scene.  Police initiated a vehicle pursuit which ended when Keith Price crashed his Civic into uninvolved motorists on Philadelphia Pike at Washington Street Extension.

Keith Price fled from his Civic on foot to the south side of St. Helena’s Church with an officer in foot pursuit.  Keith Price ran and concealed himself in large bushes next to the church.  As the officer pursued, Keith Price reappeared and pointed a handgun at the officer which resulted in the officer firing their departmentally issued handgun, striking Keith PriceKeith Price was provided emergency medical attention and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The handgun was recovered from Keith Price’s person at the scene.

The two officers involved, an 18-year member and a 3-year member of the Division of Police, were taken to an area hospital for treatment.  Both officers were treated and released from the hospital last night.  As per division policy, both officers were placed on paid administrative leave while investigations are conducted.

Separate investigations are currently being conducted by the New Castle County Police Criminal Investigation Unit, the New Castle County Police Professional Standards Unit and the Delaware Department of Justice Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust.

While en-route to assist, a County officer was involved in a two-vehicle crash at 26th St and Carter St.  The officer who was involved in this crash was uninjured.  The occupants of the other vehicle were taken to an area hospital where they were treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.

The motorists who were involved in the crash at Philadelphia Pike and Washington Street Extension reported no injuries.

This is an active and ongoing investigation; further information will be released as it becomes available.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

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